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Gordon Herbert: National basketball coach talks about depression

Gordon Herbert: National basketball coach talks about depression
Gordon Herbert: National basketball coach talks about depression

Gordon Herbert led the German basketball team to victory in the 2023 World Cup. starIn an interview, the national coach speaks publicly for the first time about his depression – and how he overcame dark phases.

Mister HerbertYou have made your years of depression public in a book. Did the 2023 World Cup victory with the German basketball team make this possible? Can you only talk about weaknesses as a winner?
It is easier, yes. Mental problems are still a taboo subject in sport. Anyone who admits to being depressed is seen as a weakness. I can now talk more freely about dark times in my life than I could before winning the title. For a long time I thought I was putting my career at risk if I said: I can’t do this anymore, I need help.

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